The Likoni Community Football League provides a competition base that exposes young people to the sport of soccer and provides opportunities to create leaders within the community. The LCFL is used as a platform to educate and enrich the lives of thousands of Likoni’s children and young adults.
Mobilize, inspire, create, and thus build and strengthen individuals and the community through soccer.
LCFL currently operates on a round-the-year calendar. League play overlaps and co-exists with the school year nine months out of the year running from January to March and May to September with games being played every Sunday (with due time-out for Ramadan.)
LCFL has held coaching and referee clinics for any league member wishing to attend and plans to offer these clinics annually.
LCFL holds Peace & Security, Anti-drugs, HIV/AIDS, and female empowerment programs that will be scheduled during season play.
Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya
Likoni has a population of 176,440 people. About 2/3 of the population are under 24 years old. Likoni is part of Mombasa, the 2nd largest city in Kenya located on the Indian Ocean and home to East Africa's largest port. The port, however, cuts Likoni off from the rest of the city causing Likoni to have the highest rate of poverty in Mombasa. Forty-five percent of Likoni's residents live on less than $1 US per day.